The Almeida has dropped a behind-the-scenes video of rehearsals for Tammy Faye – A New Musical.
The show starts its run at the Almeida Theatre on 13 October 2022, playing to 3 December 2022.
The rehearsal video features interviews with Tony Award-nominee and Broadway star Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Girls), who plays Jim in the show, and Olivier Award-winner Katie Brayben (Beautiful) as Tammy Faye.
Other cast includes Olivier Award-nominee Zubin Varla (Fun Home) as Jerry Falwell, Kelly Agbowu, Amy Booth-Steel, Ashley Campbell, Peter Caulfield, Danny Collins, Richard Dempsey, Fred Haig, Georgia Louise, Robyn Rose, Nicholas Rowe, Martin Sarreal, Steve John Shepherd and Gemma Sutton.
Elton John (Disney’s The Lion King) has written the music for the show, with lyrics by Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, and a book by James Graham (Best of Enemies, Ink, BBC’s Sherwood).
The musical tackles the true story of US TV evangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, who revolutionised religion in America, preaching to millions 24 hours a day.
The show is directed by Rupert Goold, alongside a creative team that includes Choreographer Lynne Page, Designer Bunny Christie, Costume Designer Katrina Lindsay, Lighting Designer Neil Austin and Sound Designer Bobby Aitken.
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